Guest Post: Granddad’s Tea Party

Ellen profile Hello readers and followers, *waving*. That surprised you didn’t it?  I am not Esmé, no. I am writing a post as a guest in the lovely Esmé’s place today.  It is full of food that makes my mouth water; I’m putting on weight with my eyes just being here *sniff* I can smell hot apple pie and vanilla custard *licks lips*, anyway I digress. Continue reading

Tres Leches cake – 3 milk cake

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Guest Blogger: CHILLIBITTEN28  Link:  Original Post

A tres leches cake, also known as pan tres leches, is a sponge cake—in some recipes, a butter cake—soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream



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Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies

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Guest Blogger: natalieautumn  Link: Original Post

It’s fall, and that means pumpkin, baking, and yummy cookies. Well, I just like to say that, I just wanted cookies and had some amazing white chocolate in the cupboard that I wanted to use.


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GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of  SIMPLY SPLENDID FOOD
Guest Blogger: SIMPLY SPLENDID FOOD Link: Original Post

Celebrate summer evenings with beautiful golden red sunsets enjoying abundant fresh fruit with my favorite SUMMER PUDDING!


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Meatless Macaroni a la Sailor

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of koolkosherkitchen
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I am offering a meatless recipe, but the same exact thing could be done with meat if you boil it and then ground it with fried onions. Don’t fry ground meat as it tends to clump!



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December 2016: Share and Inspire Others! Entries


First and foremost, I wish to extend a hearty and very big thank you to one and all for your partcipation in this new monthly recipe exchange!!  I am overwhelmed with the great response on our very first monthly Share and Inspire Others! Themed Recipe Exchange.

I am so excited with all the fantastic entries, that I have decided to release this post earlier that originally planned.  Without further ado, herewith the December 2016 Share and Inspire Others! entries.


Posted in order of emails received:

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls courtesy of thehappiestpixel
I hope you like it. It’s a sweet Christmas treat. But it’s so nice I want to eat it every day…  They are so nice. trh-eggnog-cinnamon-rolls

Almond Snowball Cookies courtesy of Betsy’s Bakehouse trh-almond-snowball-cookies

Banana Cake  courtesy of Aayushi Manish
Ripe Banana flavor & Walnut Crunch made a Delicious cake

Spritzgeback cookies courtesy of Pumpkin Pie and Me {est. 2014}
This recipe is for Spritzgeback cookies.  This was my Oma’s recipe, which she gave to me almost 18 years ago.  It took me many years to be able to get this recipe right, as she “left a few instructions out”, as she normally did with recipes.  But these cookies are something that my older sister and I would make with my Oma when were little girls.  They are only ever made a Christmas, as it just wouldn’t feel right to make them any other time of year, at least for me.

Chocolate Cake with Ganache frosting courtesy of Aayushi Manish trh-chocolate-cake

Unrivaled Chocolate Caramel Treats! courtesy of snapshotsincursive
What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Food Junkie Favorites: Unrivaled Chocolate Caramel Treats! Do you get weak in the knees over chocolate? You may be tempted once you taste this salty sweet confection. One little piece will have you rolling your eyes in delirium. The crust keeps this bar crunchy, kinda like a shortbread cookie. And the sea salt crystals form a balance that is unrivaled! This recipe has a few shortcuts, so it can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. No baking is required. Don’t hate me!trh-unrivaled-chocolate-caramel-treats

Jumbo Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies courtesy of sewloveable
This recipe was inspired by my mother. She shared a story from her childhood with me about her and her older sister. They would each get 10 cents as allowance money from their parents. She said that from time to time they would get 25 cents and when they did they would feel like the riches, girls in the world.
They would take their allowance money and head to the local country store and treat themselves to Ginger and Molasses cookies which were 2 for 1 cent, a soda, and peanuts. Walk down the road and sit on the steps outside the church they attended and enjoy their treats all to themselves. I love the way my mom lit up as she told me that sweet little story.
So, I decided to try and replicate one of her favorite childhood special treats with my own little twist!

Homemade Chocolate Tart with a Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust courtesy of sewloveable
You’re going to Love this recipe. This recipe is really special to me, it’s my grandmother’s. She was such a wonderful cook and baker. I am delighted and honored to have all her recipe’s passed down to me.  A few day’s ago I finally decided to start trying some of them out. When I saw her recipe for a Chocolate Pie…. I knew I had to make this recipe first. So, I took her recipe and put the Sewloveable spin on it and decided to make a Chocolate Tart with a Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust. Can I just say, this is the most decadent dessert I’ve made to date and mmm mmm good…lol.trh-homemade-chocolate-tart-with-a-chocolate-graham-cracker-crust

Creamy Cherry Pineapple Gelatin Pie courtesy of
My mother has been making this gelatin salad as long as I can remember.  When I was younger, it was a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and often served as a side to the meal, instead of dessert.  Every time I taste it, it is like taking a bite out of childhood.  I always look forward to eating it this time of year.  I am not a huge fan of gelatin salads, but I adore this.  My mom was kind enough to allow me to share her special recipe with all of my wonderful readers.  It is a beautiful and festive side dish or dessert for the holidays.  It is packed full of pineapple, maraschino cherries, and walnuts.  It has a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

But Hannah Did Not Have Potatoes! Latkes with a Tropical Twist courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
Chanukkah is coming, and kids are looking forward to stuffing their faces with latkes – potato pancakes. When I was growing up, we had all kinds of latkes on Chanukkah, and sometimes my grandmother skipped the deruny(potato latkes) altogether because of the variety of other, more interesting ones: carrots with apples, zucchini with raisins, and my father’s favorite rechene (buckwheat) latkes. When a guest inquired about the missing “traditional” kind, she would say, “But Hannah did not have potatoes.” Two burning questions of my childhood were: who was Hannah and why, oh why, couldn’t she get potatoes?

Home made dry fruits chocolate courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
Craving for some chocolate…then try this easy home made dry fruits chocolate.

Apple Cake courtesy of ministryofcurrytrh-apple-cake

Bebinca courtesy of

Bolinhos de coco courtesy of  trh-bolinhos-de-coco

Double Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels courtesy of Smart Veg Recipestrh-double-chocolate-fudge

No-Bake Matcha cake courtesy of NORTHERN CUISINE BLOGtrh-no-bake-matcha-cake

Boozy Cupcakes: Spiced Rum & Eggnog–with an Eggnog Buttecream courtesy of The Roadtrip Cowgirl

Decadent with a nice Baileys punch!!trh-ess-baileys-liquor-balls

Please visit all the bloggers and check out what else they have to share.  Join and follow them and let’s all be one happy Blogging Family. Share this post on your blog and make sure to check back regularly and especially on 1 January 2017 for the new theme of the month!  Hope to see more of you participating in this monthly event.

trh-balle from  The Recipe Hunter


Homemade Almond Butter

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If you ever thought about how to make homemade almond butter then, today is the day you should do it. Almond butter is just some almonds raw or roasted (your choice) blended with considerable patience till it is runny. Finally, some flavoring with honey and salt. Your homemade almond butter is ready. Great for kids healthy snack.


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Caramel panna cotta with Frangelico liquer (hazenut)

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of 🍴 LOVE-PASSION-FOOD 🍴
Guest Blogger:  🍴 LOVE-PASSION-FOOD 🍴  Link: Original Post
Now you might top your pannacotta with fresh fruits (strawberry, raspberry), fruit compote (mixed berries, peach) with syrup, nutella, caramel or biscuits.



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Vegan Garlic & Herb Pull Apart Bread

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of sewloveable
Guest Blogger: sewloveable  Link: Original Post

Here’s how this bread came about. My brother called last minute and said that he and his family would be coming into town. Great, I am always happy to see my family. The first thing that goes through my mind is what am I going to cook.  With such short notice, I need dishes that will be quick and easy oh and large portions because my brother is a true foodie!


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GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of Binding Curry
Guest Blogger:  Binding Curry  Link: Original Post

True. Seasons change. So will this one. And, so will the next. Just be patient. Everything will pass. Time will heal every wound. Till then, let’s try to appreciate this very moment and welcome this autumn with what it’s known for….Apple Pies! But, we don’t do things the ‘normal’ way here, do we? So, how about an Apple Pie Cheesecake instead, bathed in golden gingerbread glory…..and you will enjoy this combination, I KNOW YOU WILL. Not just apples with ginger, but also, your life’s pains with all the pleasures. Now, smile🙂



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Spinach & Mushroom Alfredo

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Today, I want to share with one of the many ways I use it. I love this dish it’s delicious, quick and easy to make. This is a great meatless option that’s so satisfying. It’s also kid approved which in my household is an absolute miracle….lol.


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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of gimme some oven lovin’
Guest Blogger:  gimme some oven lovin’  Link: Original Post

Chocolate and peanut butter go together like Ben and Jerry, mac and cheese, Romeo and Juliet, salt and pepper.. need I go on? They are the perfect match and always so delicious in any form. With that being said, today’s recipe combines some salty peanut butter goodness with the sweet chocolate fudge to create bite size happiness that you won’t be able to resist.


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Vegetable butter masala

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Guest Blogger: THEVEGGIECOOKER  Link: Original Post

I woke up wanting to have a proper Indian meal today. With plenty of vegetables stocked up, my stomach grumbled that it wanted a mixed vegetable dish.

Wanting to give a restaurant taste, I added in butter to my gravy, which gave it the much desired richness (adding cheat ingredients are allowed on Sundays, right!).



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French dessert

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of thehappiestpixel
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Hey pixels!! Today is a big day!! One year ago I wrote and published my first post. The first happy and pixelated post. I remember I was so nervous because I wasn’t sure about how the blogging experience would be. I’ve had another blog in the past, but it was a disaster, so I must say I was a little afraid of repeting the bad experience.



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